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Watling Towing Brackets for Commercial Vehicles


Watling Engineers offer a wide range of towing brackets for comercial vehicles, Vans, Trucks, Pick-ups, Flat Beds, Lutons, Tippers, Busses and Coaches etc. However if your particular conversion is not listed we can design, manufacture and fit to almost any vehicle. We are always interested in expanding the range and in special designs.

Toyota Vigo with Front Push Towbar

HiLux Vigo with a Front Towbar Attachment

Identifying The Towing Bracket for Chassis Cab Conversions.

Chassis cabs conversions provide a number of alternatives for the user and correct identification of the modifications done by the body builder on the particular chassis is important in selecting the appropriate towing bracket. Various bodies are put on top of the original chassis e.g. Drop Side, Tipper, Flat bed, Beaver Tail, Luton, Motorhome etc.

There can also be Under-run Bumpers, Light Bars, Tail Lifts, Cranes, Ramps etc. added to the end of the body further complicating the issue. The original chassis can also be shortened or extended to cater for the body length.

It is therefore important that correct measurements are taken to determine whether a stock towing bracket design will fit or if one will have to be specially designed. The sketch below will help you to get the correct measurements, however when the chassis has been shortened it can be difficult to decide which is original and which has been extended so look carefully!

 

Tractor Unit with Specialised Rear Towbar Configuration

Special design towbar for an ERF Tractor unit
used to tow a large display trailer

Detachable towbar designed for a custom made execcutive coach.

Detachable towbar designed for a custom made execcutive coach.

Custom made towbar designed for a wheelchair accessible Transit Minibus

Custom made towbar designed for a wheelchair accessible Transit Minibus

Tractor Unit with Specialised Rear Towbar Configuration

Detachable towbar designed for a custom made execcutive coach.

Custom made towbar designed for a wheelchair accessible Transit Minibus

Tippers need especial care as the rear end of the body must clear the towing bracket while it is being tipped. This usually means that the hitch is tucked underneath the body. You should also check that the tail gate can clear or preferably it should be hung from a top hinge. Tail Lift and Beaver tail conversion nearly always need a special design.

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Commercial Vehicle axle diagram

 

Vehicle Make: Model:        Year:   
Spring hanger to end of chassis in mm:
End of chassis to end of extension in mm:
End of extension to end of body in mm:
Body Type:
If other please specify here:
Position of Bumper, Light bar, Tail lift, Ramp (If Applicable):
Name: Postcode:
Phone: Country:
Fax: Email:
Address: Message:
   

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